Unmissable tourist sites
Matera Travel guide
Matera : Michelin's recommendations
Matera overlooks a ravine separating it from the Murge hills in Puglia. This provincial capital stands in the heart of a region dissected by deeply eroded gorges – a desolate landscape with wide horizons. The modern town stands on a plateau overlooking the lower town, which is home to a network of footpaths and flights of steps. Among these lie the town’s famous cave dwellings, which are known as ""Sassi"" (stones) in Italian.
Tourist attractions Matera : Things to see and do
Piazza del Duomo I - 75100 Matera
This Apulian Romanesque style cathedral from the 13C has a tripartite façade decorated with a beautiful rose window and a hanging gallery. Its walls are garnished with blind arches, and its right side is endowed with two rich portals on the right. Th..
Str. dei Sassi I - 75100 Matera
Running alongside the wild gorge, this panoramic road skirts the rock the Cathedral is perched on and enables you to see many grottos burrowed into the rock-face opposite, some natural, some artificial.
Via San Giacomo I - Matera
Housed in the unique exhibition space of the elegant Palazzo Pomarici (16C) and adjoining hypogea, MUSMA sets the standard for museography. Some 270 contemporary and often audacious works communicate with and bring to life the magnificent spaces, an ..
Locanda Di San Martino is in the central Sassi area of Matera. It offers traditional accommodation carved out of the rock, plus an indoor swimming pool with wellness area. All air-conditioned rooms and suites feature wooden furniture, vaulted ceilin..
Via San Giovanni Vecchio 89 I - 75100 Matera
Hotel Sassi offers a terrace with panoramic views across Matera Cathedral and the town's famous cave dwellings, I Sassi di Matera. All rooms feature free internet access and air conditioning. This award-winning hotel is in Matera's historic centre, ..
Via Roma 15 I - 75100 Matera
When in Matera, no questions about the most central, comfortable accommodation: Hotel San Domenico Al Piano welcomes you to the historic centre, 50 metres from the central Piazza Vittorio Veneto. All Matera's landmarks, including the Duomo, can be v..
via Lucana 48 I - 75100 Matera
Genuine Lucane specialities are served in this restaurant characterised by a friendly and informal setting. A cheerful and convivial atmosphere prevails, both in the kitchen and dining hall.
via Lucrezio I - 75100 Matera
An elegant restaurant divided into three dining rooms which give it a tranquil, intimate atmosphere. The vaulted ceilings are typical of 18C buildings in the area and the regional cuisine is accompanied by a good selection of local wines. Gluten-free..
piazza Cesare Firrao 7 I - 75100 Matera
Inn in a central position, a short walk from Sassi. Enjoy a refined setting where you can savour aromatic seafood dishes: the fish is bought daily from the markets at Ionio and Tirreno.
piazza Michele Bianco 1 I - 75100 Matera
via San Potito I - 75100 Matera
This restaurant takes its name from the old tool once used in the construction of rounded vaults, a romantic architectural feature of the dining room here. The menu features typical Italian cuisine as well as regional specialities and the restaurant ..